The Hermit

The 20th Path



The letter J
The Order: 10 The Value: 9
The Title: Prophet of the Eternal
The Intelligence: Willful

The 20th Path connects the 4th Path, Chesed - Mercy, with the 6th Path, Tiphareth - Beauty, upon the Qabalistic Tree of Life. The Hebrew letter attribution is Yod, valued at 10, meaning Hand or Fist (the concealed Phallus or Spermatozoon, esoterically). The Astrological assignment is the sign of Virgo.

Meditations upon the shape of the letter J:

A shepherd's staff.
A hook.
A flaccid phallus.
A bent sword or plowshare.
The runner of a sled.
A snake with a curled tail (or spermatozoon).


The Enneagram

Symbol of the 9th Path, Yesod - Foundation, as well as the 20th Path of Yod - The Hermit.

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